Ihab Jadallah

Project Name:

The Doubt

Producer:

Haim Mecklberg, Estee Yacov-Mecklberg

Country:

Palestine

Year of lab participation:

2021

Lab edition:

9

Logline

When Ibrahim is released from prison he is forced to face the overwhelming changes in his family and the society.

Synopsis

After spending many years in prison, Ibrahim returns to his wife Amal and son Yousef. But things have changed. He doesn’t really know his son, Amal has become independent and has her own business and his brother Mousa is working with the Israelis. Mousa and Amal dream of building a multi-story apartment, but first they must get the Jerusalem municipality sign it off, and get Ibrahim's consent. Ibrahim, displaced, doubtful, carrying the prison's scars, is trying to navigate his rocky family life while negotiating with the enemy.

Director’s Note

I began writing this script when I started planning to become a father, only later realizing it was, in fact, the story of my own father. My father went to prison for his ideals, that to this day he holds on to. Ibrahim, The Doubt’s protagonist is challenged with a new reality, and has to choose between pragmatism and idealism. Creating this screenplay helped me deal with the fear and doubts of my own fatherhood.

Director-writer

Jadallah grew up in East Jerusalem with cinema serving as his refuge from a violent reality. Jadallah earned a degree in filmmaking in Barcelona. His shorts The Shooter and The Flower Seller were screened internationally at MoMA, Clermont Ferrand, IFFR, Abu Dhabi and more. His first feature-length screenplay Dead Sea was developed at Torino Film Lab and Binger Film Lab. The Doubt participated at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab 2018 and Sundance Directors Lab 2019.

Producer profile

Haim and Estee Mecklberg are veteran Israeli producers. They have started 2-TEAM PRODUCTIONS in the beginning of 2005 in the intention of producing cross-over feature films – films with highly artistic and social content, yet outstanding audience appeal. Their past successful film include Eran Riklis's THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER, Asaf Korman's NEXT TO HER, Sharon Maymon & Tal Granit's THE FAREWELL PARTY and Elite Zexer's SAND STORM.

Production company profile

2-Team Productions is one of the leading Israeli film production companies. Our films have participate in all major international film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto and Sundance, won numerous international and Israeli awards (including Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Venice Audience Award and Israeli Academy Best Film Awards) and, at the same time, were successfully distributed in Israel and around the world.


Production Company

2-Team Productions, Tel Aviv, Israel

office@2-team.com

+972-3-787-5111

Production Budget

$910,000

Genre:

Drama

Language:

Arabic